Windy Awards 2017 – Winnipeg’s Oscars

img_4888-copyLast night was the annual Windy Awards, hosted by the Winnipeg Film Group. Windy, Winnipeg, indie, get it?

The Windy Awards are like Winnipeg’s Oscars! So while you’re watching the Oscars tonight, I recommend checking out some trailers/clips of the films below.

Here are the Windy Award nominees, winners, and some clips of these awesome films:

The On Screen Manitoba Screenplay Award


Hard Way Girl – Rebecca Gibson

Imitations – Milos Mitrovic

Menorca – John Barnard

And the winner was…Milo Mitrovic for Imitations! 

The William F. White Cinematography Award


Sweat – Theo Pelmus

Menorca – Markus Henkel



Beauty in Focus – Lauren MacGill

And the winner was…Markus Henkel for Menorca!

The Stan Mak Memorial Sound Award, sponsored by IATSE 856


Concerto – John Schritt

Menorca – Mitch Dorge


Lovesick – Bruce Little

And the winner was…Mitch Dorge for Menorca!

The Midcan Editing Award


Hard Way Girl – Madison Thomas


Menorca – Markus Henkel, John Barnard, Fabian Velasco


Imitations – Marcus, Ian, Fabian, Milos


And the winner was…Marcus, Ian, Fabian, and Milos for Imitations!

Production Design Award


Imitations – Markus, Ian, Fabian, Milos

Lovesick – Maryam Decter


Menorca – Gordon Wilding


And the winner was…Gordon Wilding for Menora!

The NSI Short Fiction Award


Q & A – Ashley Hirt


Crash Site – Sonya Ballantyne


Imitations – Markus, Ian, Fabian, Milos

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And the winner was…Markus, Ian, Fabian, and Milos for Imitations!

Animation / Experimental Award


Sweat – Kristin Snowbird


Holland, Man. – Aaron Zeghers

“The Talk” True Stories About the Birds & The Bees – Alain Delannoy

And the winner was...a tie between Alain Delannoy for “The Talk” and Aaron Zeghers for Holland, Man.!

The Gimme Some Truth Short Documentary Award


Tennis Story – Tyson Caron

Mennonite Joke – Orlando Braun

Soul Sisters – Danielle Sturk

And the winner was…Tyson Caron for Tennis Story!

The William F. White Feature Length Film Award


Lovesick – Tyson Caron


Menorca – John Barnard


Heliosols – Gabriel Tougas


And the winner was John Barnard for Menora!

I wish I had more clips for them all. At the Windy Awards they played lots of different clips and made me very excited to see some of them!

Speaking of which, Menora is showing at Cinematheque starting April 20th! Go here to pre-purchase tickets (they may go fast considering).

I couldn’t find upcoming screenings for any others, but some of the shorts showed at Gimli Film Festival or through Cinematheque’s Decolonizing the Lens series, so I recommend looking out for those.

Hope you enjoyed this brief look at some awesome Winnipeg films. Enjoy the Oscars tonight if you’re tuning in. Or, if you’re looking for something more local, I recommend checking out the IOU Video Fest at the Park Theatre.

Anyway thanks for reading, please share, comment, like, follow, and all that jazz!

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